Wanderlei Silva says that if a bareknuckle fight between him and Mike Tyson happens, it has the potential to do bigger numbers than a Floyd Mayweather fight. Bareknuckle promoter David Feldman teases a potential Mike Tyson vs. Wanderlei Silva bout in pursuit of the former heavyweight boxing champion. UFC hall-of-famer Ken Shamrock believes former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson would be a perfect fight for his return to competition.
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For much of the next plus years, bare-knuckle boxing was driven underground, occurring largely in clandestine warehouses, garages and basements with small groups of spectators. His father, Marty Feldman, often had up to 10 fighters bunking in his three-bedroom rancher in Broomall, just outside of Philadelphia.
David Feldman says he survived a difficult childhood; he became independent out of necessity, shopping and cooking for himself by age Marty trained fighters in his West Philly gym in the evenings, where Feldman and his brother, Damon, grew up around the ring. Both brothers eventually became professional boxers Feldman went in his pro career , but Damon is best known in the Philadelphia area for staging headline-grabbing celebrity boxing matches.
Danny Bonaduce of "The Partridge Family" and former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding are among those who have strapped on the gloves for Damon's events. David Feldman owned and operated two bars in the Philadelphia suburbs in the late s and early s. By , he was back in the fighting business, promoting boxing and mixed martial arts at casinos and smaller venues around the country. The idea to stage state-sanctioned bare-knuckle fights came to Feldman in when he met a Canadian cruiserweight boxer named Bobby Gunn, who calls himself the Celtic Warrior.
Gunn was fighting in a boxing match Feldman was promoting at Fort McDowell casino near Scottsdale, Arizona, when the two first met in person. In a interview with ESPN, Gunn described himself as the son of Irish Travelers for whom fighting bare knuckle is a way of life, often used as a means to settle family disputes. Gunn had become something of an internet sensation by the time Feldman met him, knocking out a string of opponents in underground bare-knuckle fights posted online.
He boasted an impressive -- if unverifiable -- record in bare-knuckle matches held in dingy basements and dimly lit warehouses. Intrigued by Gunn's backstory, Feldman approached him. I think the people are going to love it,'" Feldman says. They're not going to allow it. But Feldman found willing partners in the Fort McDowell casino in Arizona, a venue operated by the Yavapai Nation, a tribe with previous run-ins with the federal government over gambling on its property.
Because the casino sat on a Native American reservation, bare-knuckle boxing didn't need to be sanctioned by the state for Feldman to stage an event. The office of U. John McCain called the casino in the summer of in an attempt to prevent Feldman's first bare-knuckle fight.
McCain in had referred to mixed martial arts as "human cockfighting. In August , more than years after Sullivan and Kilrain squared off in Mississippi, Feldman staged the first bare-knuckle fight on public display in the United States since July Feldman says 5, people watched in person as Gunn knocked out Richie Stewart in the third round. A YouTube clip of the fight has received more than , views. By then, Feldman had tried unsuccessfully to get the sport sanctioned by state athletic commissions.
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Belgian Cup. First Football League Croatia Cup. The lineup that promoter David Feldman has put together for tonight promises to make the show the best fight card the BKFC organization has held to date. Also, two finalists in the lightweight tournament were identified as two semi-final bouts took place on the pay-per-view portion of the fight card.
Two big men entered the squared circle as heavyweight tournament finalist Sam Shewmaker retured against former UFC fighter Chase Sherman. Preliminary bouts kicked off at 8 p. ETC and can be watched for free below. Sheena Starr, walked to the squared circle in a shirt that depending on which side of the political fence you side, might please you, or might upset you. Bedford will advance to the finals to take on the winner of Reggie Barnett and Rusty Crowder who fight later tonight.
Isaac Vallie-Flagg came forward, and kept the pressure on Randy Hedderick who appears to have broken a hand, maybe two, and has severe swelling under his right eye. Khalib Harris — pounds, walk to cage by p. Prelims available to watch for free on Facebook Ivana Coleman vs Sheena Starr — pounds, walk to cage by p.